So now I am ready for some input. The piece of info I need is how to do the large hill or bank. I am thinking cork and lace rock to allow for easy plant attachment. Some substrate filled pockets would allow for other plants as well.
Do I leave the area behind the hill open so fish can go back there, or should I back fill it with something? That is what I am not sure on. I worry about dead pockets and don't know what is required to avoid that.
Any references or ideas would be appreciated.